June 24, 2021 Subject:
Angels Flight - a vision from the broken past
The old residential neighborhood of Bunker Hill, above downtown Los Angeles, was once served by the "Angels Flight" railroad - scarely two blocks long, climbing up and down the steep hill. This film dwells for long lingering moments of slow movement, showing the progress of urban renewal forging ahead while the old hillside train keeps on rolling up and down, up and down, up and down.
The hillside tracks were taken down after this film was made. Many years later, however, a new "Angels Flight" was constructed to serve the modern urban towers that now dominate the landscape. It is much more expensive to ride upon.
July 25, 2016 Subject:
It's how you make it long
Interesting film made during the redevelopment of Bunker Hill in Los Angeles.The film showcases the Angels Flight, a train ride system that took people up a steep incline. Film indirectly wanders how long the train will remain intact while everything else is being torn up around it. Interesting historical artifact and all, but the film runs a little bit too long